Green Card Status
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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Green Card Status issues in Pennsylvania.
Click on a resource category listed below to see information related to that category.
Family of Green Card Holders (Permanent Residents)
Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on your right as a green card holder (permanent resident), to petition for certain family members to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents.
Green Card Eligibility Categories
In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on this page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
Green Card for Asylees
U.S. immigration law allows asylees to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after they have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one year since being granted asylum. This page provides specific information for asylees in the United States who want to become LPRs (get a Green Card). This is called “adjustment of status.”
Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants
You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. This provides information and directions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the steps to apply for lawful permanent residence or "green card" through a job or offer of employment.
I-912, Request for Fee Waiver (Immigration Forms and Services)
This form from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services may be used to request a fee waiver (or submit a written request) for certain immigration forms and services based on a demonstrated inability to pay.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services YouTube Channel
This is the official channel of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on YouTube. It contains an extensive collection of videos on Citizenship and Naturalization; E-Verify; Avoiding Immigration Fraud; and Human Trafficking Awareness.